Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge taking strides to completion

Published Thursday, 07 October, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
The Honourable Dr Steven Miles

The Queen’s Wharf Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge decking is now more than 30 per cent complete as it takes shape across the Brisbane River.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles inspected the progress of the bridge today.

“The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development is supporting thousands of construction jobs,” Mr Miles said.

“The Neville Bonner pedestrian bridge will provide a vital link connecting, what will be, two of Brisbane’s busiest social and entertainment precincts, in South Bank and Queen’s Wharf.

“Reaching 30 per cent completion on the bridge decking is a terrific milestone and tangible recognition for those working hard to deliver this infrastructure for Queensland.

“In fact, the entire $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development has reached another milestone in providing employment opportunities for Queenslanders.

“We now have 1000 workers on site, delivering the $3.6 billion project, with that workforce expected to grow by a more than 500 workers over the next six months.

“Once fully completed, the precinct will employ over 8,000 workers, as it welcomes around 1.4 million visitors a year.

“Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will transform the CBD and provide long-term economic benefits for the entire state.

“Without doubt, it will be one of the biggest entertainment and gathering hubs during the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”  

Destination Brisbane Consortium Project Director Simon Crooks said the bridge was progressing on track.

“We’re very pleased with how the Neville Bonner Bridge is coming along,” Mr Crooks said.

“When it’s finished, it will span 322 metres across the Brisbane River and right now, we are more than 100 metres combined at both ends.

“It’s certainly exciting to see it take shape, knowing it will be a feature piece of the spectacular entertainment precinct that will be Queen’s Wharf Brisbane.”


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